This series of blogs are responses from congregation members to drawings created by one of our children Enrique and his mother Katie. One Sunday in worship during the children’s conversation we created a list of names for God. The congregation shared the names they use for God. As our worship continued, Enrique and his mom created images of how they see and experience these various names of God.
In this blog entry, Carol has responded to the drawing of God as Constant and Everlasting. I sent her three questions and she has beautifully answered them. I am grateful for the way in which Carol expresses how God is constant in her life. Thank you Carol!
How do you experience God as constant and everlasting?
The whole day I feel as though I am carrying on a constant conversation with God. It’s like having a friend accompanying me throughout the day—someone who cares for me, helps me up when I fall and carries me when I feel that I can’t go on.
How does thinking about God as Constant, challenge, invite you to be in God’s presence?
The very word “constant” means ever-present. For that reason, the name “Constant” enhances my being in God’s presence.
Sometimes the chatter of the world draws me away from the presence of God as “The Constant.” Letting the chatter overcome the awareness of “The enhance Constant”is easy to do. The world is busy, busy, busy. Too busy to have time for God. This is where meditation is helpful. It clears one’s mind of the unnecessary thoughts outside of the presence of God.
It certainly invites me to be in God’s presence. No matter where I am or in what situation, knowing God is there brings me into the awareness of his presence and I know He is “The Constant”
Does thinking about God as Constant and Everlasting bring a challenge, question up for you regarding your faith? If so, what does it bring forth?
I’ve been watching a series on HULU titled Touch. This ten-year-old boy lost his mother in the 911 Twin Towers’ bombing. He’s autistic and has never uttered a single word. His father (played by Kiefer Sutherland) is desperately trying to find a way to communicate with him. The boy has a book with the pages covered with numbers. He sees the whole world in numbers; everything in the world is connected and causes things to happen. It’s really fascinating.
It makes me think of the connectedness of our whole world, and how God is the overseer of it. But we are not God’s puppets. We make choices and they are not always good choices. Maybe this pandemic is something to bring the world together. . . It’s Man that has messed things up, not God. It’s the story of the Bible—again and again we stray. We want control of the world.
Pastor Jocelyn Emerson weaves together her training as a Light and Energy worker, Reiki master, spiritual director, and Pastor with her life experience as a mystic and contemplative to offer a space of trust, safety, and honesty to support you on your life's journey.